What To Do: Santa’d-out? Non-holidays events available this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The calendar is filled to the brim with holiday events. There are tree lightings and parades all over. Santa Claus is everywhere – having breakfast, having brunch, riding trains, listening to gift requests and posing for pictures. Many of these activities are running daily now through the end of the year. There is a much smaller list of non-holiday...

What To Do: Holiday events take center stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Thanksgiving has passed and Halloween 2022 is ancient history. That that means the Christmas season is in full swing – the all-encompassing holiday season with Christmas carols providing the audio background and an endless barrage of Christmas sales and ads in full assault mode. Fortunately, there are many non-commercial holiday activities celebrating...

What To Do: National Dog Show tops busy schedule of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  National Dog Show If you suffer from cynophobia then don’t even think about visiting the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave., Oaks, 484-754-3976, http://www.phillyexpocenter.com) this weekend. Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. On November 19 and 20, the National Dog Show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – from 8...

What To Do: Spooky times dominate local event schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Great Pumpkin Carve This is the time of year when there are so many Halloween events on the calendar that you could visit four a day each day from now until October 31 and still not see them all. There are also numerous harvest festivals, fall foliage events, hayrides and other outdoor activities on the local schedule. One of the most popular Halloween...

What To Do: Busy weekend of events to celebrate with your favorite Dad

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The West Chester Railroad Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated...

What To Do: From Winterthur to the White House

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jacqueline Kennedy Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, www.winterthur.org) looks at American history with a new exhibit and Southern tradition with a special event tonight. On May 13, Winterthur will present a Kentucky influenced event called “Bourbon and Bluegrass.” Keeping the horse race vibe...

What To Do: Just in time for Mothers’ Day, fountain show returns at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens This weekend is a weekend featuring special events which are annual events and special events which are monthly events. The annual events are Mother’s Day events. Mother’s Day weekend coincides with the return of daily fountain performances at Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org) is inviting visitors...

What To Do: West Chester Film Festival tops busy weekend of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Spring is here with flowers in bloom everywhere. Winter is now in the rear-view mirror (hopefully) and COVID restrictions are beginning to fade away. Not surprisingly, the area’s schedule of special things is filled to the brim. Three of the area’s popular events have returned this year – a film festival and a pair of art shows – and there a...

What To Do: Easter events dominate local event calendar

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Easter is almost here. For some, it’s an important religious holiday. For many, it’s just a commercial holiday focusing on Easter baskets, chocolate candy, decorated hard-boiled eggs and the Easter Bunny. No matter how you look at Easter, reality is that it’s just a week away and special Easter activities are popping up (and hopping up) all over. Highland...

What To Do: It’s Spring! Get out there an enjoy it

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens Forget that the temperature dipped to 24 the other night and erase from your mind those snow flurries you saw the other day. It’s spring. It has been spring for almost two weeks. March 20 was the day of the vernal equinox. Warmer weather has arrived. Outdoor garden attractions are staring to open for the season and spring events are...